Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival

48 Years of Authors, Music, Theatre & Films 

 

In 2020 many things have changed, but the power of community has not diminished. This year, we are going virtual to celebrate our 48-year tradition of connecting community through authors, music, theatre and film! From the comfort of your own home or special experiences like drive-in movies, enjoy exciting content from our star-studded line-up,  featuring celebrity memoirs, international authors, debut novelists, children and parenting experts. Tune in, tell a friend and connect to amazing speakers and each other. 

Support the J by purchasing your book locally through Brazos Bookstore and Blue Willow Bookshop. Follow #JHouBookFest on FacebookInstagram & Twitter

Please purchase your tickets to the festival (which include your book!) from the JCC here. If you would like to simply purchase the books without a ticket, please see below.

 

15% of all proceeds will go to the JCC. Please write JCC in your order comments at checkout!

 

For more information, please contact Jasmine Mueller at jmueller@erjcchouston.org

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984826787
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Del Rey - June 16th, 2020

OPENING NIGHT | Sunday, November 1 at 7:30pm


 


The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication Cover Image
By Andrew Blauner (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781598536164
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Library of America - October 22nd, 2019

Monday, November 2 at 7:30pm


The Last Interview: A Novel Cover Image
By Eshkol Nevo, Sondra Silverston (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635429879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Other Press - October 13th, 2020

Wednesday, November 4 at 12:00pm


Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered Cover Image
By Avram Mlotek, Faby Rodriguez (Illustrator), Jenny Young (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781510760493
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - August 25th, 2020

Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30pm


Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780874419870
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Behrman House Publishing - June 5th, 2019

Thursday, November 5 at 12:30pm


The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062917331
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Harper Perennial - May 26th, 2020

Thursday, November 5 at 7:30pm


My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062940599
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Harper - April 21st, 2020

Saturday, November 7 at 8:00pm


Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541742420
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: PublicAffairs - September 1st, 2020

Sunday, November 8 at 12:00pm


The Ninth Night of Hanukkah Cover Image
By Erica S. Perl, Shahar Kober (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454940883
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 15th, 2020

OLIVIER LAPIN FAMILY EXPERIENCE | Sunday, November 8 and 15 at 6:00pm


Zombie Vacation Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681155579
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Apples & Honey Press - September 1st, 2020

OLIVIER LAPIN FAMILY EXPERIENCE | Sunday, November 8 and 15 at 6:00pm


Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781948677295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forefront Books - March 10th, 2020

Sunday November 8 at 7:00pm


Concealed Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780990619420
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenpoint Press - April 21st, 2020

COMMUNITY READ | Monday, November 9 at 7:30pm


The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224414
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Viking - June 2nd, 2020

Tuesday, November 10 at 12:00pm


Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage, and Loyalty Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538732267
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 7th, 2020

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30pm


Going Rogue (at Hebrew School) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781784385392
Availability: Backordered
Published: Green Bean Books - September 22nd, 2020

MIDDLE GRADE PROGRAM | Wednesday, November 11 at 5:00pm


A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780982783856
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kelson Books - September 30th, 2020

Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00pm


The Boys' Club: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062961488
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Harper - August 4th, 2020

Thursday, November 12 at 12:00PM


Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580059169
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Seal Press - November 12th, 2019

Thursday, November 12 at 7:30pm


Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781785786006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Icon Books - April 14th, 2020

Sunday, November 15 at 2:00pm


When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982106379
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Scribner - February 4th, 2020

Monday, November 16 at 12:00pm


A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616209117
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Algonquin Books - September 15th, 2020

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00pm

in conversation with Cleo Stiller


Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781982132019
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Tiller Press - November 12th, 2019

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00pm

in conversation with Michael Ian Black


We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616209032
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Algonquin Books - October 13th, 2020

Thursday, November 19 at 7:30pm